An alphabet inspired by the landmarks of European cities

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Illustration on Thursday 20 February 2014

Learning the alphabet has never looked more culturally and historically engaging with these illustrations of European cities in the form of letters. Japanese illustrator Hugo Yoshikawa drew the alphabet by creating a collage of famous landmarks and monuments from 26 cities, resulting in a different kind of European road trip.

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The alphabet made to look like different landscapes

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Illustration on Friday 14 February 2014

Towering mountains and vast oceans become vowels and consonants in this series found deep within the archives of the British Museum. Illustrated by a Charles Joseph Hullmandel sometime between 1818 and 1860, the series contains 26 landscapes contoured to become the letters of the alphabet.

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Fish-Men, Insect-Men and more: Strange hybrid illustrations by Lucian Rudaux

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Illustration on Wednesday 5 February 2014

Whoah, trippy. In the 30s, French artist and astronomer (yes, what a combination) Lucian Rudaux did a bunch of illustrations featuring humans with animal-like attributes for a series written by his pal Professor Rene Thevenin. The Fish-Men are especially terrifyingly bizarre, while, funnily, the Insect-Men, with six human limbs climbing mountains, we don’t know, just […]

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Artist illustrates animals with human personalities

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Illustration on Thursday 23 January 2014

Anthros is an eye-catching collection of anthropomorphic animal illustrations by US-based digital artist Kim Nguyen. What exactly is anthropomorphic? (Don’t fret, I had to look that one up too.) According to Merriam-Webster, anthropomorphic is defined as, ‘described or thought of as having a human form or human attributes’. So in this case, we have animals that take on human personalities and form.

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Someone is attempting to zombify all the Pokemon

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Illustration on Tuesday 21 January 2014

Do you still want to be the very best with these guys lurking around the tall grass? Artist Daryl Hobson finally created the series we’ve all been waiting for: zombified Pokemon! Currently, there are 649 Pokemon. Yes, they’re that many now. Hobson plans to only zombify the original 151 – unless he wants to be […]

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3D typography illusions that appear to jump off the page

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Illustration on Thursday 16 January 2014

London-based creative Lex Wilson made a series of illustration experiments using typography, 3D art, and a lot of perspective. He uses the viewer’s perspective to create optical illusions of type that seem to pop in and out of the page.

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Timelapse of Young and Sick’s creating the biggest mural on the West Coast

Denimu Contributor

By Denimu in New Illustration on Wednesday 15 January 2014

Young & Sick has been brought on to illustrate the sophomore Foster The People album entitled Supermodel. This also included designing the biggest mural on the West Coast, spanning 148 ft X 126 ft tall, just completed on the side of the Santa Fe Lofts in downtown LA. Check out this amazing time-lapse video of […]

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Pop culture heroes reimagined as Egyptian hieroglyphics

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Illustration on Tuesday 14 January 2014

Self-confessed nerd Josh Lane did a series of illustrations reimagining iconic fictional heroes such as X-Men, The Avengers, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles as hieroglyphics. What a genius.

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Imgur user gabroll takes ridiculous drawing requests to do on t-shirt boxes

Rebekah Rhoden Contributor

By Rebekah Rhoden in New Illustration on Friday 20 December 2013

Imgur user gabroll works for a t-shirt company, and his customers often make crazy requests for him to draw on the t-shirt box. His illustrations end up being hilariously creative and charming. Here are just a few of the requests he’s received.

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Skinjobs: A Blade Runner Zine

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By James O in New Illustration on Saturday 30 November 2013

Replicants unite! Here’s a fan-made tribute to one of the greatest sci-fi films of all time, Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner. Known for its futuristic, dystopian aesthetic, the Blade Runner universe provides the perfect fodder for a collaborative art project. Twenty-five illustrators have provided artwork for this risographed anthology zine. The project has been successfully funded […]

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Small dog art by Jo Fallon

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By Jo Fallon in New Illustration on Saturday 23 November 2013

Jo Fallon is an UK illustrator and designer currently based in Japan. She draws custom pet portraits for the owners of awesome dogs, where the personality of their furry baby is allowed to take centre stage against a bold, bright background.

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Noir superhero illustrations by Marko Manev

Rebekah Rhoden Contributor

By Rebekah Rhoden in New Illustration on Wednesday 20 November 2013

Illustrator Marko Manev’s Noir superhero series gives a fresh twist to these classic comic book characters. Portrayed as silhouetted beacons in a world of brooding darkness, these iconic heroes seem even more heroic set in black and white. Villains, beware.

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Girls: The Illustrated Version

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Illustration on Monday 18 November 2013

Lena Durham’s Girls TV show has been praised for its portrayal of young, twenty-something girls struggling to make sense of life in New York City. Full-time illustrator Nina Cosford has taken note, and produced a fun and colorful celebration of the show’s characters in a project titled Girls Illustrated. This cute and quirky collection of […]

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Paintings by Sarah Flora

Lost At E Minor Contributor

By Lost At E Minor in New Art on Sunday 17 November 2013

Sarah Flora’s paintings focus on capturing and constructing memories that she is terrified of losing and creating the life that she desperately wants to have. They are an obsessive reminder of small moments that would be otherwise forgotten and therefore lost.

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Editorial illustrations by Miss Lotion

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By Louise Rosenkrands in New Illustration on Wednesday 13 November 2013

I’m an illustrator residing in Copenhagen, Denmark. I make character heavy work, often with a playful tone of voice. I work both analogue and digital. And sometimes mix everything up. Currently, I work as a freelance designer/illustrator with global clients from the movie and fashion industry, but my main focus is editorial illustration. I also […]

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